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Discover the Magic of Kanazawa: 9-Hour Walking Tour

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Starting Time: 7:00 to 9:00am.

In this immersive 9-hour walking tour, we delve into the enchanting beauty of Kanazawa. This tour promises a perfect blend of natural wonders, rich cultural heritage, fascinating stories, and delightful culinary experiences!


<Bamboo forest / Riverside walk / All 3 Geisha districts / Old Tea house / Stunning Garden / Samurai District / Ninja Temple & Museum / Kutani Ceramics / Perfect Photo Spots / Surprise.


KZ Delights [ex]: Golden Ice Pancakes - Matcha/Kaga Tea

07:00 AM

Meeting Point

Your Hotel - Or "Starbucks at M'Za".

- A 7am start is perfect for early risers, those looking to extend the tour and explore all of Kanazawa, or those needing to leave Kanazawa in the afternoon. If you prefer a more relaxed start, a 9am meeting will allow us to walk through Omicho Market on our way to the next destination. Latest convenient is 9am but I can be flexible if needed! :) If your hotel is centrally located, I will pick you up directly. Otherwise, we'll meet at the STARBUCKS in the M'ZA shopping mall, just across from the famous Omicho Market.

07:20 AM

Kazuemachi District [one of the three Geisha districts]

We will arrive at Kazuemachi through the charming and scenic back alleyways. I'll share some of its rich history and unique stories as we explore.

07:40 AM

Asano River Walk + Ume Bridge

The Asano River Walk offers a serene stroll along the picturesque Asano River, lined with beautiful cherry blossoms in spring and vibrant foliage in autumn. As you walk, you'll come across Ume Bridge, a quaint and charming bridge that provides a perfect spot for photos and a moment of tranquility amidst the natural beauty.

07:50 AM

Utatsuyama 'Climb'

The Utatsuyama 'Climb' is a gentle ascent up Utatsuyama Hill, offering stunning views of Kanazawa and its surrounding landscapes. The climb is not too strenuous and is perfect for those looking to enjoy a peaceful hike while taking in the beauty of nature and the city below.

08:00 AM

Toyokuni Shrine

Toyokuni Shrine, hidden in the middle of the hill, is a serene and less-visited sanctuary. Nestled amidst lush greenery, this tranquil spot offers a peaceful retreat and a glimpse into the area's spiritual heritage, away from the bustling city below.

08:30 AM

Kanazawa & Surroundings' Scenic Viewpoints

Kanazawa offers stunning viewpoints of the city and its surroundings. From these vantage points, you can enjoy panoramic views of the cityscape, historic districts, and the natural beauty that envelops Kanazawa. Each viewpoint provides a unique perspective, perfect for capturing memorable photos and appreciating the area's scenic charm.

08:50 AM

Bamboo Forest Walk.

The Bamboo Forest Walk is a serene and enchanting stroll through a lush grove of towering bamboo. As you walk along the peaceful path, you'll be surrounded by the gentle rustling of leaves and the soothing ambiance of nature, offering a tranquil escape and easy paced walk to prepare you for the treats to come. :)

09:20 AM

Utasu Shrine

Utasu Shrine is a charming and historic shrine nestled in a quiet corner of Kanazawa. Known for its beautiful architecture and serene atmosphere, it's a perfect spot to experience traditional Japanese culture and spirituality. The shrine is often less crowded, providing a peaceful retreat for visitors. If you pay attention, you'll spot a few ninjas in action!

09:40 AM

Snack / Lunch Break

Depending on the starting time of the tour, as well as your preferences and wishes, this hour can be used in various ways. A few options include enjoying fluffy pancakes, savoring a famous Omu Rice Omelet, or indulging in specialty coffee.

10:40 AM

Higashi Chaya District Main Street [one of the three Geisha districts]

The main street of Higashi Chaya District is lined with beautifully preserved wooden teahouses, offering a glimpse into Japan's Edo period.

10:50 AM

Main Attractions of Higashi Chaya District

Discover traditional teahouses, golden products, and exquisite Kutani ceramics in the charming streets of Higashi Chaya District. This historic area offers an authentic glimpse into Japan's cultural heritage. Enjoy shopping for golden products, skincare creams, beautiful ceramics and more if you wish.

11:40 AM

Ochaya Shima Tea House

Ochaya Shima Tea House is a beautifully preserved historic teahouse in the heart of Higashi Chaya District. Step inside to experience the elegance of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and explore the exquisite interiors that reflect the refined culture of geishas. This teahouse offers a unique glimpse into Japan's past, with its antique furnishings and serene ambiance.

12:20 PM

Last Treat!

If you wish, I'll take you to indulge in a golden ice cream made with real gold, a Kanazawa craft beer, or a delightful Kanazawa sweet treat.

01:00 PM

Kanazawa Castle Park

Kanazawa Castle Park is a stunning historical site that offers visitors a glimpse into Japan's rich samurai past. Situated in the heart of Kanazawa, this expansive park surrounds the beautifully reconstructed Kanazawa Castle, originally built in the late 16th century. The park features meticulously maintained gardens, traditional stone walls, and impressive gates, providing a serene and picturesque setting.


Wander through the lush grounds and explore the castle's various structures, including the elegant turrets and watchtowers. The park is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, offering breathtaking views of cherry blossoms in spring and vibrant foliage in autumn. With its blend of natural beauty and historical significance, Kanazawa Castle Park is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the essence of traditional Japan.

01:30 PM

Kenroku-en Garden [Top 3 in Japan]

Kenroku-en Garden is one of Japan's most celebrated gardens, known for its year-round beauty. The garden features tranquil ponds, winding paths, and a diverse array of seasonal flowers and trees. Highlights include the iconic Kotoji-toro Lantern, Kasumi Pond, and charming tea houses. It’s a perfect spot for a serene and picturesque escape.

02:00 PM

D. T. Suzuki Museum [Short stop if you wish on the way]

The D. T. Suzuki Museum honors the Zen philosopher Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. Its minimalist design features serene gardens and reflective water elements, providing a peaceful atmosphere for contemplation and exploring Suzuki's contributions to Zen Buddhism.


[closed on Monday]

02:20 PM

Nishichaya district and Ninja Museum

Nishichaya District, one of Kanazawa's three geisha districts, offers a charming glimpse into traditional Japan with its preserved teahouses and historical ambiance. Nearby, the Ninja Museum showcases the fascinating world of ninjas, featuring exhibits on their tools, techniques, and history, making it an exciting stop for all ages.

03:10 PM

Nagamachi [Samurai District] + Nomura-ke Samurai Residence

Nagamachi District is a historical area in Kanazawa known for its well-preserved samurai residences and narrow cobblestone streets. Visitors can explore the elegant former homes of samurai warriors, complete with beautiful gardens and traditional architecture, offering a glimpse into Japan's feudal past.

03:50 PM

Walk back to hotel/ Starbucks [10mn only from here :)]

Enjoy a leisurely walk back to your hotel or Starbucks, taking in the sights and sounds of the city as we conclude our tour.

I'll give you more tips on where to have dinner & might ask you a question or two about the tour [no test involved ;)].

Ending Point

Your Hotel / Starbucks.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee.

Hotel pick-up.

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What‘s not included

Entrances fee. + Guide's [2-3000Yen Est.] - Depending on all the places you decide to visit & join in activity.

Lunch drinks and snacks. [2-3000Yen Est.]

Tour Important Information

Reach out for any Changes or Questions you may have! This is YOUR Tour, I am YOUR Host!! :)


This tour involves a lot of walking, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes [however only the first part would be considered beginner-intermediate]


Please let me know in advance if you have any food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

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